Rent The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

4.0 of 5 from 148 ratings
1h 28min
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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realise they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.
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Julian Blaustein
Edmund H. North, Harry Bates
20th Century Fox
Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Run Time:
88 minutes
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Feature length commentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Movietone news segment
  • Restoration comparison
Release Date:
Run Time:
92 minutes
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
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  • Commentary by Director Robert Wise and Nicholas Meyer (Director, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan)
  • Commentary by Film and Music Historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Interactive Theremin: Create Your Own Score
  • Gort Command! Interactive Game
  • The World of the Theremin
  • The Mysterious, Melodious Theremin
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still Main Title Live Performance by Peter Pringle
  • The Making of The Day The Earth Stood Still
  • Decoding "Klaatu Barada Nikto": Science Fiction as a Metaphor
  • A Brief History of Flying Saucers
  • The Astounding Harry Bates
  • Edmund North: The Man Who Made The Earth Stand Still
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) Trailer
  • "Race to Oblivion": A Short Film Written and Produced by Edmund North
  • Teaser Trailer (1951)
  • Theatrical Trailer (1951)
  • Fox Movietonews from 1951 - Featuring the Film's Premiere
  • "Farewell to the Master": A Reading by Jamieson K. Price of the Original Harry Bates Short Story
  • Photo Galleries

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Reviews (1) of The Day the Earth Stood Still

A Cinematic Sci-Fi Classic - The Day the Earth Stood Still review by JE

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And i for one think there shouldn't be any doubt about that.

It's a film with a big message that still resonates today, to look beyond division and set aside these differences to work for the common good. Some of the effects were a little suspect however, like the wires in one scene near the end which were horribly obvious, but aside from that the original 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' has stood the test of time to remain one of the great films leaning more towards the Science Fiction Genre.

I personally have no desire to see the remake released in 2008.

Excellent quality on Blu-ray too i might add.

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